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The Western Security Community, 1948-1950 : Common Problems and Conflicting National Interests During the Foundation Phase of the North Atlantic Alliance - Norbert Wiggerhaus

The Western Security Community, 1948-1950

Common Problems and Conflicting National Interests During the Foundation Phase of the North Atlantic Alliance

By: Norbert Wiggerhaus (Editor), Roland G. Foerster (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780854966929
Number Of Pages: 461

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The troubled early years of the postwar period, culminating in the Korean War, led to the formation of NATO as the Western response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union and its satellites at the time. These years determined the shape of world politics for nearly half a century and although the world situation is changing it is still unclear what the outcome of the present upheavals will be. Then, as now, the 'German Question' was one of the main issues facing Europe to which a clear answer has yet to be found. This volume contains significant insights into the origins of this question, which are dependent upon the different national perspectives of military historians from West Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Italy, France and Britain, and as such offers an important contribution to the present debate.

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Preface to the German Edition
Preface to the English Edition
Introductionp. 1
The Formation of the Blocs: Structures of the East-West Conflict, 1948-1950p. 9
Efforts towards Cooperation and Integration in Europe, 1948-1950p. 29
Western Union and European Military Integration 1948-1950 - An American Perspectivep. 45
Canada and the Security of Western Europe (1948-1950)p. 69
A Little 'Fish' in a Big Political 'Pool' - Belgium's Cautious Contribution to the Rise of Military Integration in Western Europep. 87
Military Integration from the Perspective of The Netherlandsp. 109
France and the Defence of Western Europe: from the Brussels Pact (March 1948) to the Pleven Plan (October 1950)p. 125
The British Labour Government and the Atlantic Alliance, 1949-1951p. 149
Italy 1947-1949: Military Integration and Neutralist Tendenciesp. 173
The Reluctant European: Norway's Attitude to Military Integration, 1948-1950p. 185
Abandonment vs. Entrapment: Denmark and Military Integration in Europe, 1948-1951p. 199
Foundation and History of the Treaty of Brussels, 1948-1950p. 229
Foundation and History of NATO, 1948-1950p. 251
The Military Situation and the Idea of Threatp. 273
Europe and America, 1948-1950: An Unequal Relationshipp. 289
Strategic Concepts for the Defence of Western Europe, 1948-1950p. 313
Economic Aspects of the Creation of the North American-Western European Alliance System (1948-1950)p. 343
The Problem of West German Military Integration, 1948-1950p. 375
Notes Towards a Synthesisp. 415
Abbreviationsp. 449
Contributorsp. 453
Indexp. 459
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780854966929
ISBN-10: 0854966927
Series: Studies in Military History
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 6th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 14.61  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.64

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